As recruiting gets tougher every year, coaches are always looking for the next big thing. Thanks to forebearers like Luc Longley and Andrew Bogut, the Australian recruiting pipeline is stirring things up in college hoops. Here's SI's guide to the Aussie invasion, leading off with Allen, who averaged 2.2 ppg in his first two years at Indiana, Allen transferred to St. Mary's, where he has to redshirt a year according to NCAA rules.
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Described to SI as "a beast" by one teammate, Baynes is averaging 12.1 points and 6.4 rebounds for the sixth-ranked Cougars.
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The 6-3 guard is an important part of a team looking for a revival -- he's putting up 10.8 ppg for the Bears as they hold strong at second in the Big 12.
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The junior guard is averaging 7.1 ppg for the 16-2 Gaels.
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The 6-11 center is averaging 16.6 points and 8.2 rebounds a game.
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The youngest member ever of the Australian senior National Team, Mills is making himself heard as he averages 14.8 ppg for the Gaels. He's hearing the love from the fans too. In December he told SI.com, ""It is very warming to come to the game and hear the Aussie chant with Australian flags all over the place. You wouldn't know any difference from back home, and that's great for us. It is great to be in an environment that makes you feel like that."
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The 7-1 junior is catching the eyes of NBA scouts as he leads the 10-7 Utes in scoring and rebounding.
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His given name is Andrew, but the Vanderbilt freshman told SI he's gone by A.J. since his older siblings gave him an Air Jordan hat as a toddler. He's earning the nickname too, as he serves as the perfect counterpart for vet guard Shan Foster for the 14th-ranked Commodores.
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Wyoming coach Joe Legerski told SI, "I believe Hanna will go down as the best player in Wyoming history." The forward is averaging 15.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists a game for the No. 18 Cowgirls in the first year they have been ranked.
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Along with Jade Kennedy and Rebecca Vanderjagt, Koehler is part of the next generation of the Aussie wave that followed Hanna Zavecz to Wyoming.
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The junior redshirted last season after transferring from Montana-St. Billings, where he averaged 11.8 ppg and had three double-doubles in his last season.
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Caporn spent two years at St. Mary's before turning pro in the Australian National Basketball League.
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After earning all-tournament honors in the Final Four with Georgia Tech, Schenscher turned pro, floating between the D League, Portland and Chicago.
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The 7-footer out of Utah started the Australian Institute of Sport revolution when he was the No. 1 draft pick in the 2005 NBA draft.
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The first Australian to ever play in the NBA, Longley racked up three championship rings with the Bulls. Before his NBA days, he starred at New Mexico.
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A four-time WCC All-Conference player, Kickert had a few trials with the Lakers before signing with Leche Rio in the Euroleague.
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